The story continues as we examine Matthew 1:18-23 and Luke 1:5-56. Who were the Maccabees? How did Herod the Great come to power? Does Malachi predict the coming of John the Baptist? Is Christianity just about “being like Jesus” or does it require belief in the “essential” doctrines? Does Isaiah predict the virgin birth of Jesus or was this just a bad translation? What does this mean for the incarnation?
In this episode we continue the history of the period from the Exile to Christ. This part of the genealogy of Jesus can be found in Matthew 1:12-16 and Luke 3:23-29. Does the Davidic Royal Line just fade away or does it make a comeback? Is the suffering servant of Isaiah 53 – Jesus or the nation of Israel? Is Daniel writing about the 2nd century BC or the 21st century AD?
This week we start our study of the period from the Exile to Christ. We will be examining the wisdom literature of the bible with a focus on what it has to say about suffering. Is all suffering deserved? Do we gain wisdom through suffering? Is the price too high to pay?
This week we will be looking at the monarchy from David to the Exile as provided in Matthew 1:6-12 and Luke 3:30-31. Why do the genealogies of Matthew and Luke diverge? Why did the Kingdom of Judah fall? What hope is left?